Playing for the Afghan national soccer team, which took to the field against all odds, opened Santa Clara recruit Hailai Arghandiwal's eyes to the privilege she's experienced growing up in the United States.
There's nothing quite like being a mom and raising an athlete. Michelle Smith writes about the rewarding experience of her child playing sports -- that is, when she can stomach watching.
At just 18, Lakey Peterson is taking women's surfing into new territory with her never-before-seen, high-flying style.
BAWSI has helped countless Bay Area girls learn to love sports and physical education. The organization's success has it primed to be a national model.
Aiming to come into compliance with Title IX, officials in Alaska were looking for a sport to fill the void. They turned to flag football and since have seen girls flock to the field.
The Stanford and Cal women's soccer teams played their spring game as a fundraiser to support 10-year-old cancer victim Brianne "Breezy" Bochenek.
After falling in the championship game the past two years, the Cardinal want to send out their four key seniors in style.
In Part IV of our behind-the-scenes look at the Stanford Cardinal, the point guard fits right in with the school's wacky marching band.
In Part II of our series following skating champion and Stanford student Rachael Flatt, she hopes to score well at Skate Canada -- and get her homework done.
In the first of espnW's series following the Olympic-hopeful figure skater, Rachael Flatt works to balance her training with college life at Stanford.
Twelve girls from the Mumbai neighborhood depicted in "Slumdog Millionaire" attend Julie Foudy's Leadership Camp in California.
Turning sentiment into resilience, the Japanese made one of the most impressive tournament runs in the history of women's soccer.
The World Cup superfans are none other than the players' friends and family, traveling around Germany in red, white and blue to support their loved ones.
American midfielders hope to rebound from struggles and key a victory over Japan in final.
She's gone from reserve on the '99 team to an integral part of the defense on this one. She's team captain, fourth in caps all time -- and, oh yes, a mother of two.
The 1999 team has been the frame of reference for women's soccer in the U.S. This team wants to leave its own mark, and with one more win, it will.